Sunday, 25 August 2019

Cards made with Beautiful Day by Stampin' Up!

Hello my crafty friends

Another week gone in a flash! Luckily we have a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, which means an extra day off and, hold the front door, we have sunshine forecast - woohoo! I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

Today, I'm sharing three cards created with the Beautiful You stamp set from the annual catalogue. I love the two main images.

For the first card the large flower was stamped twice in Versamark on watercolour paper and heat embossed in gold before adding colour. I don't do a lot of watercolouring but am pushing myself to step out of my comfort zone and improve my crafting skills. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I used reinkers to colour the images with an aquapainter and added some gold pearls to the centre of the bottom flower.
Here's a close up of the bottom flower and gold metallic pearls. I coloured normal pearls with a gold Sharpie but they look different so will have to wait for my next order to finish the card! I have posted a quick tutorial on my YouTube channel so you can see exactly what I did and how quick an easy it is - there's a link below.
Blackberry Bliss card base cut @ 10.5cm x 29.6cm - scored @ 14.8
Watercolour card cut @ 10cm x 14.3cm
Whisper White card cut @ 10cm x 14.3cm
Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink pad
Embossing Buddy
Gold Emboss powder
Heat Tool
Blackberry Bliss and Granny Apple Green reinkers
Gold metallic pearls
Multipurpose glue

Click below to watch the free tutorial - I would really love to know what you think so please leave a comment. Any watercolouring hints and tips would be gratefully received.
The card below is the one we made at my August classes. As I say in my video, I used watercolour paper for my sample card but cut Shimmery White card for my Thursday class. Their cards still turned out great but the cardstock reacts a little differently. After stamping the two butterflies in Versamark and heat embossing in White Emboss Powder then coloured with reinkers, the colourwash background is done with Soft Sea Foam and the butterflies with Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.
I am so happy with this card - I love butterflies and these turned out really pretty. The entiment is also heat embossed in white on Night o fNavy card cut with a Stitched Rectangle die.
The final card uses both of the largest images but this time heat embossed in Black Emboss Powder. I wanted to change up the butterfly so stamped it twice on watercolour paper and fussy cut the left hand wings and attached them with dimensionals. This is the card I coloured with the Pigment Sprinkles. I have only just received them and my experiments haven't been that successful to date but I loved using them to colour the images. I used Mango Melody, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green for the main images and a very diluted Bermuda Bay for the background.
The colours just pop don't they?  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock and fussy cut. Basic adhesive backed sequins add the finishing touch.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used for these cards simply click on the photos below or the links above to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in September.

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As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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